Aged care : where to now?
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Significant and monumental changes have taken place in the recent past in the structure of Australia's population, in the needs exhibited and expressed by the population, and in the methods used to attend those needs. For conventional reasons those aged 65 or more are regarded as constituting our population of elderly persons. 10.5% of South Australia's population is aged 65 or more. Most are not in the labour force and thus rely for their security on past investments; government pensions and benefits and services; and their families. Some are fortunate in having a combination of all three, others survive on one or two of these.
Speech given to the South Australian Council of the Ageing, Adelaide, April, 1985 by Adam Graycar, Commission for the Ageing. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/